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Hello my name is ***** ***** I have just found out I have an underactive

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Hello my name is ***** ***** I have just found out I have an underactive thyroid and have just started medication for this my problem is I have been suffering from severe hair loss for many months and my doctor is putting it down to this condition. I asked my doctor if I could see a dermatologist about my hair loss as it is making me severely depressed and he said there would be no point do you think it would be wise to see a dermatologist about my hair loss. I am 63yrs old and already have very fine hair so more hair loss isextremely distressing to me I cannot afford to lose any more hair thank you Jillian
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I would wait 3 months.

Get your TSH down to 1.

If your hair is not growing back, then request a derm visit.

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